Hungarian government and ICC host panel for Council of Europe
International Christian Concern (ICC) is partnering with the government of Hungary hosted a panel discussion on interreligious dialogue and humanitarian aid on the 28th of September. Hungarian officials highlighted their commitment to addressing Christian persecution around the world.
The event raises awareness about the importance of interreligious dialogue and showcase successful strategies for the advancement of interreligious dialogue and reconciliation worldwide, of which Hungary has been a leader in Europe. In particular, the panel highlighted the relations between humanitarian aid and religious freedom and the way humanitarian aid aims to help religious communities in general, and persecuted Christians in particular.
State Secretary for Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej, the head of the Hungary Helps program, moderated the panel of distinguished scholars on international religious freedom. ICC President Jeff King will join Secretary Azbej, along with Archbishop Angaelos of the London Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese and Dr. Ewelina Ochab, co-founder of the Coalition for Genocide Response.
This year, ICC partnered with Hungary Helps to address Christian persecution in Nigeria, delivering aid to Christian farmers whose land had been destroyed by Fulani militants. King further discussed the Hungary Helps program with Secretary Azbej on the Into the Deep Podcast last month.